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California Academy of SciencesScience in Action: Drilling for Oil (Part I) (1956)

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Kinescope of Fifties science TV program featuring discussions and demonstrations. In this episode, host Earl Herald interviews Howard G. Vesper, VP of Standard Oil Company of California, about the science of oil drilling.

This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives

Producer: California Academy of Sciences
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Keywords: Science; Television programs; Oil Industry; Occupations: Oil Workers

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Reviewer: JayKay49 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - June 2, 2012
Subject: So That's How They Find/Get Oil
Excellent demonstration of oil exploration and drilling which (I found out years ago) was common knowledge to every elementary schooler in Texas - apparently known by many a Californian kid too, at least in the golden state's heyday before pot cultivation stole the show.

Having grown up in a state with little petroleum production this very well done demo proves that you can teach an old dog new tricks - at the age of 60 I finally got a handle on how oil collects, how it is found and the methods employed in obtaining it.

Undoubtedly one of the best films in this collection. I can't believe it's 2012 and this is the first review.

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